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Subaru Legacy Electrical Problems

820 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Subaru Legacy. 128 of these members (15.6%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 199 electrical repairs to Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1142 repairs.

Subaru Legacy electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 107 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 mi   Radio and climate unit would periodically go blank, yet still function to an extent. To fix it the car would need to be shut off and restarted. Radio was replaced under warranty. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

620 mi   Starter failed and was replaced (with 200km's on a brand new car!!). 
69440 C $100 AC drain tube was clogged and draining into interior of car. Drain tube was cleared and re-installed. 
94400   A/C drain hose was blocked and drain water was entering in passenger foot well. 2nd time this has happened. Subaru repaired it free of charge. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

11000 mi   Occasional speaker buzz, inspected and fixed by dealer at no charge. 
79000 US $10 Left headlight burned out. 
82000   Air conditioning not as cold as before. Performed A/C recharge service. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

22000 mi   Not blowing cold air. System checked and was properly filled and normal working order. My son,s 2005 Legacy gt has colder air than mine. I was told this is normal 
22500   Open blocked ac drain tube 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

26000 mi   Burnt out headlight- replaced both headlights at no charge. 
57000 US $150 Window motor for driver's door stopped working and was replaced.  
80000   Replaced left low beam headlight. 
93000   Replaced passenger low-beam headlight. 
29000   TSB for Key Fob sensitivity. Case and buttons were replaced to prevent accidental activation. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

28000 mi   Air Cond Condenser leak 
29000   Air conditioning condenser failure. 
59000 US $278 AC failed to cool, dealer evacuated & recharged. Can't find leak. 
62000   On original trip, dealer could not find leak. On latest trip, dealer found leak in condenser and replaced condenser. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

29000 mi   6-CD changer would get stuck on one track and constantly repeat or just act like it's playing with no sound. Problem was worse with brand new CD's often locking up by the 3rd track. It would happen often on hot days, but I live in GA so every day is hot. 
34000   Front drivers side headlight burned out for the 2nd time in 18 months. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

16120 mi   The alarm sound and overhead indicator for the passenger seat belt not used, is actve whether there is a person sitting at the seat or not. The dealer says Subaru is working on the problem 
17980   Replaced headlight and no charge do to delay in fixing problem number one. 
22320   The four way flashers did not work. Dealer discovered the problem and fixed no charge. 
24180   Driver side headlight keeps failing usually in less than a month. Dealer fixed and put in long life bulbs. 

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